Reptiles. Find out more about our lizards & tortoises

Reptiles at Porfell

The reptile house is home to reptiles from all continents: bearded dragons, blue-tongued skink, monitor lizard, the Giant leopard tortoises of East Africa and a wide variety of snakes…


The Leopard Tortoise can live to be 80 years old.

Reptile facts

  • Conservation Status:
    Least concern to nearing extinction
  • No of species: nearly 10,000
  • Smallest: tiny gecko (1.7cm)
  • Largest: saltwater crocodile (up to 6m)
Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Orders: Crocodilia, Sphenodontia, Squamata (lizards, snakes) & Testudines (turtles, terrapins, tortoises)


Giant Leopard Tortoise going about its business at a leisurely pace.

xxxx Viper, one of xxx snakes here at Porfell.

xxx Python.

xxxx lizard, Cornwall.

This xxxx is xxxx years old and has been at Porfell Wildlife Sanctuary for xxx years.

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